Rainbow Cotton (Japan only)
meeting is called and all the fairies come to the same answer. Cotton has
always helped them in the past, but she is a little crazy. Should they
really entrust their future in the child witch Cotton? It is their only
choice so two fairies take it upon themselves and hatch a plan which makes
Team Rocket from Pokemon genius's, however the simple trap works and
Cotton is caught.
Cotton is understandably mad and breaks out and demands an answer. After hearing the story she reluctantly agrees, but she will take a fairy along with her for extra protection.Like most shooting games the buttons on the Dreamcast pad are unsociable, as only 2 are used. One for shoot, and the second for magic attacks. Cotton is moved around via the analogue stick. The camera is positioned directly behind Cotton which restricts your view of the approaching enemies. Secondly Cotton 'auto centres' meaning you keep having to hold left to stop her bumping into things.
music is instantly forgettable, but the sound is good. Every creature has
its own sound, ranging from weird squeaks to shrieks of pain. The music
does get good in the sub boss and boss challenges, but when you are
playing a game of this type all you tend to hear is 'enoun enoun' i.e. the
sound of what you are firing!
The game would be amazing if it wasn't for the camera position. If only you were able to move the camera like in racing games, then the game would have been great. If you are after a quirky 3D shooter, then go for Rainbow Cotton. If however you want more of a challenge I would check out Bangio or Mars Matrix.
All in all Rainbow Cotton is one of those novelty titles, if you liked the previous outings you will be disappointed with this one. However a lot of care has been taken in the anime sections and the 3D levels, it is just a shame that someone forgot to add the 'fun' aspect. Rainbow Cotton is a good purchase if you can find it cheaply, but even then don't expect to come back to it that often.
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